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Canvas Tools Quizzes/Tests

Turn a Classic Quiz into a Question Bank

Question Banks are an excellent tool to use when creating Classic Quizzes. You can add questions to a bank, edit them if you like, and then add them to any Classic Quiz. You can use Question Banks to reuse questions and set up randomized pools of questions, for example. You may want to add several […]

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Copy a Canvas Course

The start of a new semester can be a stressful time for instructors. Fortunately, there is one major part that is quick and painless: copying forward your Canvas course into a new shell. With just a little preparation, you can copy your course into the new semester; the whole process only takes about 10 minutes! […]

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Print a Canvas Quiz

Canvas Quizzes are great tools for assessing students online, but you may want to deliver a Quiz created in Canvas in-person. For instance, you may be teaching a course you usually teach online in a classroom and want to reuse your material. In cases like this, you can print quizzes directly from Canvas to distribute […]

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Canvas Tools Communication

Create Seating Charts in Canvas

The Roll Call feature in Canvas includes a tool you can use to create seating charts and share them with others. You can use this feature to comply with the Fall 2021 requirement that in-person instructors create and submit seating charts of their class; this is to facilitate contact tracing in the event of COVID-19 […]

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Canvas Tools Communication Grading

Use the Gradebook Option, “Message Students Who…”

When you’re grading, it can be helpful to send a quick message to a specific group of students. For example, you may want to send a reminder to all students who have not yet submitted an assignment, or maybe you want to send a message to students who received a certain grade or lower to […]

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Canvas Tools Modules

Delete Duplicate or Unnecessary Pages

Wondering why when you delete a page from a module it doesn’t delete from your Canvas course? When you create a page in a Canvas Module, the page is not stored in your Module but rather in a folder called Pages that you can access from the course navigation menu on the left. What you […]

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Accessibility Canvas Tools

Use MathJax and LaTeX to Display Equations in Canvas

Many courses depend on the ability to share accurate and accessible equations, however mathematical equations can be difficult to render in a virtual environment. Fortunately, Canvas has integrated MathJax and LaTeX into the text editor to make this process easy. This also has the added benefit of making equations more accessible to students using screen-readers […]

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Canvas Tools Communication

Canvas Messages

You will likely need to be in contact with your students throughout a course. To help facilitate this, Canvas has included a native messaging system that allows you to contact individuals or whole courses within Canvas. This messaging system functions much the same as your MSU Denver email. Directions Navigate Your Inbox Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty […]

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Use the Calendar in Canvas

The Calendar feature in Canvas is a great way to view meetings, events, and assignments for every class, all at once. It also allows you to easily move, edit, or add events and assignments from a central location. Directions Change Views in Calendar Within the Calendar, you can change what classes you see, what dates […]

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Canvas Tools Communication

Edit Existing Announcements

Course Announcements provide a useful way to inform or remind students about course logistics and activities. You can make edits to existing announcements, even after they have been published, to make clarifications or changes. This ensures the most accurate information is available to your students. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching […]